I need more protein

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Have you all checked out the reports section here at SP? I just took a look and can see what my numbers are like for the past month. Apparently, my calories are all over the place -- some days below, some days on track, a few days way above. I also see that my protein intake is consistently low. I am going to start making an effort to eat more protein.

What are your favorite protein-filled foods? I am going to concentrate on that for a while.
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    Since I'm diabetic it's important for me to have at least some protein every time I eat to help level out the blood sugar rise and fall. Breakfast is the hardest meal for me to get that in. I love eggs, but there's the cholesterol problem. Sometimes I'll stir a tablespoon of peanut butter into oatmeal. Some mornings I'm not really hungry so I'll grab a Boost High Protein drink, chocolate and get a chocolate fix at the same time. Lots of times with a snack I'll grab a piece of light string cheese. It's already portioned so I don't have to worry about getting it cut right. As for meat, my favorite is boneless skinless chicken breasts. I eat a lot of nonfat or low fat cottage cheese also.
    3553 days ago
    I like tofu and beans. I'll make bean dips for veggies and tortillas. I'll toss chunks of tofu in a salad. I add powdered milk to baked goods. But I too struggle with protein and iron, too, because I don't eat meat. (My dietary iron is often high enough, but my blood levels stay low - doctor says it's just my genes).
    3562 days ago
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    black beans are my fave, i buy them canned and put them on salads, on chicken, on everything! so yummy! I also buy the fat free plain greek yogurt (liberte brand) and i use it like i use sour cream, guilt free! good luck!
    3562 days ago
    I can't have dairy so I make sure that I keep almonds around - they're a good source of protein!
    3562 days ago
    Looks like Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, tuna, and beans all have high amounts of protein. Next time I go to the store, I will pick up some of these and try them out.
    3562 days ago
  • MIPCY1
    I struggle with protein, too. I do nuts, since I also need more fat in my diet, and milk! Also, I make sure to have meat at least once a day. Some days, I realize, wow, it's been 3 days since I've had meat. I've started getting better, but I have to keep an eye on it, too.
    3563 days ago
    Greek Yogurt has a TON of protein. Like 20-23 grams per cup. I get plain, non-fat GREEK yogurt and I add a small handful of whole, raw cashews and some agave. So GOOD!

    Just make sure you get GREEK yogurt and not regular yogurt. Regular yogurt is more like a carb than protein.
    3563 days ago
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